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United Kingdom-Reading: Water-treatment chemicals
Contract notice – utilities
Section I: Contracting entity
Section II: Object
Thames Water (TWUL) are seeking a partner or partners to deliver an end to end solution for the provision of septicity control which involves the reduction and prevention of the formation of hydrogen sulphide within Thames Water waste water network and supply and installation of refurbishments and maintenance.
The key scope of requirements are as follows:
1. Supply of chemical for septicity dosing;
2. Delivery of chemical to required Thames Water sites;
3. Monitoring septicity dosing tank chemical volumes and monitoring dosing flow rates from dosing pumps to ensure that correct dosing is maintained;
4. Providing septicity control advice in relation to hydrogen sulphide detection, modelling chemical dosing solutions and chemical dosing optimisation;
5. Supply and installation of septicity control dosing units;
6. Provision of routine and preventative maintenance of septicity control related new and existing assets.
Lots 1 and 2.
Septicity chemical supply, control and consulting services
Whole of Thames Water Region.
Lot 1 relates to activities which are related to the supply and expertise relating to the septicity control chemical.
This lot shall encompass the following:
— The supply of the Thames Water selected septicity control chemical;
— The monitoring of the volume levels of the septicity control chemical within a septicity control dosing unit;
— The monitoring of the chemical dosing rates of the septicity control dosing unit to ensure that dosing is applied as profiled;
— The service of providing septicity control related advice including but not limited to advice relating to Hydrogen Sulphide detection, the modelling of septicity control dosing solutions and the optimisation of septicity control dosing.
Initial 3 year term, with possibility to extend up to a maximum of 7 years.
Any agreement awarded would be for an initial duration of 3 years, with options to extend annually up to a maximum overall term of 7 years.
The scope of the procurement will include all TWUL's site and network requirements. TWUL reserves the right to award the entire scope of this framework to a single provider as a single source of supply or award to multiple service providers. This notice is a request for expressions of interest to participate in the bid process to establish the framework agreement.
Septicity asset supply and maintenance
Lot 2 shall encompass the following:
— The supply of septicity control dosing assets;
— The supply of temporary septicity control dosing assets;
— The installation of septicity control dosing assets;
— The service to maintain all Thames Water septicity control dosing assets. This includes assets that already exist or are newly acquired by Thames Water. This maintenance includes but is not limited to both reactive and preventative maintenance which is to fulfil a predefined maintenance routine.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
As detailed in Section VI.3) and the PQQ Documentation.
Bonds and/or parent company guarantees of performance and financial standing may be required.
Specified in the Invitation to Negotiate.
Consortia may be required to form a legal entity prior to award.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
Between 3-7 years.
All suppliers who wish to respond to this notice must request a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) by using the link in Section I.3) of this notice: i.e www.thameswater.co.uk/19385htm
Thames Water Utilities Limited will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into. The Utilities Contracts Regulations 2016 provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).